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Kirby to pay $6,300 for shooting man
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A decorated war veteran who wounded a man when he opened fire on a couple of fisherman boating on the lake behind his home has settled with the victim he shot, finally laying the incident to rest.Floyd Kirby Jr., 76, agreed before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to pay a lump sum of $6,300 for the injuries suffered by Ken (Stubby) Murray when he shot him as he sat in his boat on Harvest Farm Lake. The payment will settle the civil suit Murray had against the elderly shooter and also allows Kirby to roll over onto unsupervised probation for the balance of his three-year term.Kirby was placed on probation for three years after jurors found him guilty of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment for shooting Murray and shooting in the direction of his friend, Stan Owenby. Kirby was originally charged with attempted murder for the shooting.Murray was wounded by rounds fired from a gun wielded by Kirby as Murray and Owenby were fishing on Harvest Farm Lake in waters behind Kirby’s house.